I like this quote a lot because it is so true and filled with wisdom, that often times we tend to disregard it. We are scared to follow our own path. We are petrified of judgement. How many people do you know would rather stand in an overcrowded cubicle than to stand alone in an opened space? Fear is humanity greatest weakness but authority’s greatest strength.
How can we heal ourselves when the medicine suggested makes us ill?
Here are 8 Ways You Can Heal Yourself.
1. Accept and transform pain
Pain is a distressing feeling often caused by intense or damaging stimuli.
In psychology, a stimulus is an energy change (such as light or sound) which is registered by the senses. In behaviorism and related stimulus–response theories, a stimulus constitutes the basis for behavior, whereas it constitutes the basis for perception in perceptual psychology.
Recognizing the stimulus or the stimuli that are causing you emotional pain is the first step in your healing process.
Stimuli can take many forms: unhealthy relationships or friendships, depressive jobs, abusive sibling, debts etc.
2. Open yourself to the Universe
The Universe is everything we can touch, feel, sense, measure or detect. It includes living things, planets, stars, galaxies, dust clouds, light, and even time.
Stars are made of very hot gas. This gas is mostly hydrogen and helium, which are the two lightest elements. Stars shine by burning hydrogen into helium in their cores, and later in their lives create heavier elements.
Since stardust atoms are the heavier elements, the percentage of star mass in our body is much more impressive. Most of the hydrogen in our body floats around in the form of water. The human body is about 60% water and hydrogen only accounts for 11% of that water mass.
It is safe to say that all humans on this planet is a derived form of a star.
This knowledge makes it not only scientifically but also spiritually easy to understand how we are all bound together by the Universe and how opening yourself to the Creator will help you heal and achieve whatever it is that you desire.
3. Free your mind from control
Sociologists identify two basic forms of social control:
- Informal means of control – Internalisation of norms and values by a process known as socialization, which is defined as “the process by which an individual, born with behavioral potentialities of enormously wide range, is led to develop actual behavior which is confined to the narrower range of what is acceptable for him by the group standards.”
- Formal means of social control – External sanctions enforced by government to prevent the establishment of chaos or anomie in society. Some theorists, such as Émile Durkheim, refer to this form of control as regulation.
It’s a lot of pressure to live in a society where freedom of self is nearly suppressed and often time encouraged by our immediate surroundings.
Social conditioning allows a certain degree of control but it becomes unhealthy when it limits individuals to be happy and pursue their true purpose.
4. Express yourself
Self-expression is an aspiration to liberty.
As long as you mean no harm to yourself or others, whatever it is that makes you feel good, only you have the power to finally live out your true self and show the world what you are really made of.
Self-expression must pass into communication for its fulfillment” (Pearl S. Buck).
5. Follow your heart
The heart is the central or innermost part of something. It is the mother of all love but also the father of all evil and depression.
Therefore, healing your heart is the most vital thing to do.
6. Listen to your intuition
Intuition, a phenomenon of the mind, describes the ability to acquire knowledge without inference or the use of reason.
If you are highly logical like me and many other people, following your intuition is something very hard to do because we tend to shut it down darn too often.
It is bad practice.
Intuition works like Faith. Sometimes all you have to do is to believe it will work without proof.
7. Be brave and have no fear
Fear is an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.
Fears are parasites. They need a host to survive, reproduce and proliferate. The more you feed them your blood, the stronger they become and the weaker you get.
8. Expand your personal boundaries